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Today's News

  • Lawsuit against Sentinel-News dismissed by judge

    A lawsuit filed against The Sentinel-News on Aug. 2 by a Simpsonville resident was dismissed in Shelby Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 2: Judge who released woman who killed baby is familliar with shock probation

    In October 2010, the lawyer for Tonya Nicole Brown, in prison for delivering a full-term baby and leaving it to die, petitioned Senior Judge Steven Mershon and asked him to release Brown under the state’s shock probation program.

  • New Business: Something old, Something new

    Address:175 Alpine Dr., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Kim Burgin, Jason Burgin and Ronnie Middleton are opening a thrift store in Shelby county to service the needs of anyone and everyone. Each of the owners has six years experience in buying and selling antiques, collectibles and all general merchandise. Their goal is to provide something in our store for everyone and will have new merchandise every day.

     

  • Ag Report: Sept. 23, 2011

    Bitzer’s cow recognized
    by Gelbvieh organization

    Tyler Bitzer of Shelbyville recently was recognized by the American Gelbvieh Association as being the owner of a cow that has exhibited the consistent maternal efficiency of the breed. The AGA designated his cow as a Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction.

  • What lures industry to Shelby County?

    Shelby County’s manufacturing companies are riding a strong period of growth, some of them fueled by tax breaks and state incentives as they seek to invest in their facilities and hiring more workers.
    And leaders certainly say they would like to see those programs continue and expand to assist in the building of their businesses.

  • EARLIER: Man sought in robbery at Simpsonville bank

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a  man who got away Thursday with an undetermined amount of cash in the county’s latest bank robbery.

    At approximately 3 p.m. a man entered Commonwealth Bank in Simpsonville and demanded money from two tellers, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

    The suspect fled on foot towards Meadow Ridge Apartments, just south of the bank, where he is believed to have gotten into a red pickup truck driven by a second man.

  • SOUDER: Losing true north: America’s broken moral compass

    Little Johnny’s third-grade teacher asked, “Johnny, how do you spell crocodile?”

    Johnny thought for a moment and then began, “K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L”.

    “That’s not the way crocodile is spelled,” Johnny’s teacher corrected.

    “Maybe not,” replied Johnny, “but you asked me how I spell it!”

  • WICHE: Cover crops can cover a multitude of issues

    I spent most of the day on Sunday in the vegetable garden.  It was both a beautiful day and a melancholy one because of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

    This helps me stay on task actually…quiet contemplation and physical work is a good combination.  I was motivated to get the garden cleaned up and replanted with some fall crops like turnips, beets and lettuces.  The remaining empty beds were planted with a cover crop.  

  • Simpsonville sewer project may be started by Oct. 1

    Simpsonville city officials on Wednesday signed a formal contract with Salmon Construction to complete its Cardinal Club Force Main Extension Project.

    The bid by Salmon of $153,470.50, approved by the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting on Sept. 6, covers construction of a force main line from the pump station at Cardinal Club to the main pump station near the Purnell’s factory.

  • Woman escapes injury in flipped car

    Amber Delong, of Frankfort, was not injured when she flipped her car on the interstate Wednesday morning.

    The accident happened on I-64 westbound at the 39th mile marker at about 10 a.m. in a heavy rainstorm.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Frank Flowers said no other vehicles were involved in the accident, which left Delong’s car upside down on the left-hand side of the roadway.

    Flowers said the weather could have been a contributing factor in the rain.